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Introduction

Congratulations on purchasing Unifi – the most advanced mentalism platform available today.

Designed for the professional mentalist, Unifi integrates electronic Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Pens, Crayons, Magnetic field detectors, RFID/NFC, and third-party products into a single platform.

At the heart of the Unifi product suite, is the Unifi App. The Unifi App brings together all your devices into a single platform and enables you to perform miracles at the touch of a button.

The Status screen displays a list of events in reverse chronological order – so you see the most recent activity first. Events from Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Color Sense, Pen Sense, Magneto, and even Second Sight are all displayed in this single view.

The Unifi App includes support for the Apple Watch, which provides clear and concise updates on the activities from all your Unifi devices. The Apple Watch also operates as a Thumper and Remote Control, vibrating updates on the spectator’s selections in real time.

Events may be reported to the performer via a multitude of methods: by a Bluetooth earpiece, on the iPhone display, on an Apple Watch, by a vibrating Thumper or visually, through Notifier.

Features of the Unifi App include:

Quick Setup Guide

If you want to jump straight in and start performing, this is what you will need to do:

Important Note

The Unfi Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Magneto, Color Sense, Pen Sense, and Thumper all utilize Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Batteries.

LiPo Batteries are the latest in battery technology, enabling much higher capacity in a significantly reduced footprint. LiPo technology is used extensively in cellphones, wearable devices, and smartwatches.

If LiPo batteries become fully discharged, then the battery becomes permanently damaged and will no longer charge.

As a precaution, once the battery level falls below 30% (the equivalent of six months battery life), then the Unifi devices will turn off.

Therefore, it is essential that you fully charge your Unifi device at least once, every six months. If you leave your equipment on the shelf for greater than six months without charging your devices, you run the risk of the unit needing to be returned to Illuminati Magic for repair/replacement.

When fully charged, batteries will last up to 18 months before becoming discharged.

System Architecture

It is advantageous to understand how the Unifi platform works – once you have a solid understanding of the system architecture, you will be able to develop your own unprecedented, mind-blowing routines.

The Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Second Sight, Magneto, Color Sense, and Pen Sense all transmit on the “Industrial, Scientific & Medical” (ISM) band.

Every Thumper and Notifier within range receives signals from the Unifi devices and responds accordingly. You may have multiple Thumpers and Notifiers receiving the same message (for example, if you have a backstage assistant who needs to prepare a revelation for you).

Additionally, Unifi utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – a bidirectional communications protocol that is used extensively in the technology industry – from wireless keyboard and mice through to wireless printers and cameras. Many electronic mentalism vendors utilize BLE as it provides an extremely reliable and open standard, permitting high levels of interoperability.

BLE is a “peer-to-peer” communications protocol – one device connected to another device and was not intended to be a broadcast protocol (hence why Unifi utilizes the ISM Band to broadcast signals).

The Thumper and Second Sight support both ISM Band and BLE communications, allowing them to communicate with the Unifi App.

The Unifi App integrates with the Apple Watch, enabling you to utilize your Apple Watch as a peak device as well as a remote control to send predictions to third-party platforms

Registered/Unregistered Mode

Unifi may operate in registered or unregistered modes. If you want your Thumper to ONLY respond to YOUR devices, then you run the system in “registered” mode.

If you would like for your Thumper to respond to ANY Unifi device, then you run the system in unregistered mode.

Every Unifi device contains a unique Electronic Serial Number (ESN); this allows individual devices to be registered with your dedicated equipment.

Operating in registered mode is particularly useful if you are performing at a venue with multiple performers using Unifi as it prevents “cross-talk” between the systems.

By default, Unifi operates in the unregistered mode so that it responds to all Unifi devices.

Login Screen

To obtain access to the Unifi App, enter your email address and password.

If you have not registered an account, tap on the “Register” link or if you forgot your password, tap the “Forgot Password” link.

This registration is unique to the Unifi App and is not linked to your Illuminati Magic Web Site Login.

Your login is remembered the first time you log in, and you will not need to log in again unless you explicitly log out of the Unifi App.

Several features of Unifi are bound to your user account, and this allows you to transfer your account to another device should you upgrade your existing device.

Unifi also supports Facebook Login and Google Gmail Login, should you prefer.

If you forget your password, tap the “Forgot Password?” link and enter in the email address associated with your account, and we will email you a link to reset your password.

Registration

Before obtaining access to the Unifi platform, you will need to register an account with Unifi.

You may enter your account details and have an account automatically created for you, or you can use a Facebook or Google login.

We take security seriously at Illuminati Magic, and all user names and passwords are fully encrypted and managed by Google Firebase and comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ISO 27001.

Main Menu

The main menu provides you access to all the Unifi features, as detailed below:

Status

The Status Screen displays a list of events generated from your Unifi devices and third-party integrations. Once you have configured your Unifi system, this is the main screen that you will use.

User Modes

Allows you to select between the idle screen (which receives discreet notifications) and the TOXIC Calculator. Additional User Modes are under development, so stay tuned for new features and enhancements.

Settings

The Settings menu configures all the devices and options within Unifi. If you need to customize any aspect of the Unifi platform, this is the place to go.

Profile

A profile page about yourself.

Help

The online help system.

Logout

The Logout screen logs you out of your current Unifi session. Once you have logged out of your Unifi session, you will no longer receive notifications from Unifi.

Status Screen

The Status Screen provides a consolidated list of events generated from your Unifi devices.

This includes events from devices, such as Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Magneto, Color Sense, Pen Sense, and Second Sight and also includes notifications from the TOXIC Calculator, the integrated Search function and third-party platforms such as Inject.

The Status Screen displays an icon of the device on the left-hand side, indicating the device type and configuration so that you can visually see the result.

Adjacent to the icon, is a text description of the status, with the first line detailing the result and the second line indicating the description.

The description includes information that sometimes is not possible to communicate visually. For example, a Poker Chip programmed with the casino name of “Bellagio.”

Additional information may be indicated on the first line, to indicate movement or magnetic field detection, depending upon which devices you are using.

A timer on the right-hand side indicates the length of time since the event occurred.

Tapping the “Clear” button in the top right will clear down all the current events on both the iPhone and Apple Watch display.

Additionally, all events have an “expiry time,” so that after the nominated period, events are removed.

You can adjust this expiry time in the iPhone/Apple Watch Options.

User Modes

Idle Screen

This feature enables you to obtain a peek in plain sight during an impromptu performance. By placing your iPhone on the table, with the Unifi App running, you can start performing with virtually no setup. This casual performance approach really sells the effect to both lay people and magicians alike.

The Idle Screen emulates the lock screen of your iPhone and pops up with notifications that incorporate detailed information about the status of your Unifi devices.

For example, the Idle Screen can display notification such as “CNN. Trump rolls the Dice in North Korea with a six percent chance of ….” This cleverly disguised notification hides the color of the Dice in the CNN logo (which is red) and indicates the Unifi device type (Dice) and includes the result “six” within the notification. 

Custom notifications have been created in a similar format for all devices, to discreetly communicate the result to the performer in plain sight of the audience.

The time, date, battery level, and cellular strength all provide the real data.

Within the notification, note the following:

The icon color indicates the color of the device. For example, a red icon indicates a red Dice or a red Poker Chip.

Typically, the first line will indicate the device type (e.g., “Wall Street to have a Domino,” would indicate a Domino device event).

The second line may include additional information such as the denomination of the Poker Chip.

The last line(s), typically represent the device status. For example, “…with Six of the Three world leaders Down..” would indicate a 3/6 Domino facing down.

If you have not assigned a background image, you will be prompted to configure a background image the first time you use the idle screen feature.

Ensure that you utilize the same background image as your real lock screen.

If you would like to change the background image in the future, then you can change the image by going into the Settings menu and selecting a background image,

To exit from the Idle Screen, you need to swipe from the far-left hand side (start from the edge of the iPhone) to the right-hand side. This has been designed to ensure spectators do not accidentally access the Unifi Application.

TOXIC Calculator

The TOXIC Calculator is described in detail in the Settings à TOXIC Calculator configuration section of the manual.

This section of the manual will focus on the operational side of the TOXIC Calculator and not the configuration side.

To comply with copyright regulations, Unifi has default graphics for the calculator, which can be replaced with your preferred graphics.

The TOXIC Calculator provides the following functions:

Allows a predefined result to be forced upon the spectator. For example, the force number could be your cellphone number, today’s time and date, Lotto numbers or any result that you would like, regardless of the mathematical equation, the result will always be your forced result.

You can discreetly obtain information about the spectator such as their birthday, age, star sign, and the suburb/city that they reside.

Data entered into the TOXIC Calculator may be automatically sent to a myriad of third-party devices, such as thermal printers, wireless clocks, watches, and CGI video effects.

Peek information is also available from the accompanying Apple Watch Application.

To exit from the TOXIC calculator, you need to swipe from the far-left hand side (start from the edge of the iPhone) to the right-hand side. This has been designed to ensure spectators do not accidentally access the application.

You may also press and hold the “%” key to configure the predefined settings.

Special keys

The TOXIC Calculator supports several special function keys.

By pressing and holding any of the following keys for more than two seconds, the selected functions are activated.

KEY DESCRIPTION
AC Pressing the AC key will clear the current result and restart the effect from the beginning (not just clear the current result).
% Pressing and holding the percentage key will take you into the Predefined Configuration s for the TOXIC Calculator.
= Pressing the equals key immediately sends the revelation information to the third-party platform when pressed. Pressing and holding the equals key will display the Peek Screen to enable you to view the inputted data.
Numeric Keys Pressing and holding a numeric key will allow you to switch between the nine predefined configuratio

 

When you activate a TOXIC Mode by pressing and holding one of the numeric keys, a preview is displayed for two seconds to remind you of the configuration. A vertical bar character separates each field.

In the example below, we have a force number of “0488862222,” and the required field entry is the day, month, two-digit year followed by a USA Zip Code.

There is a total of four fields (as indicated by the last digit of 4).

The spectator can use any combination of the divide, multiply, minus or addition keys to separate the field entry; however, most performers utilize the multiply function as this is the hardest to reverse engineer by the spectators.

A spectator may input additional or fewer fields. However, if they input fewer fields, certain information will not be obtainable (and therefore could impact the automated revelations).

As soon as the equals key is pressed, the Unifi App sends the obtained information to the third-party integration such as a Thermal printer, Wireless Clock, or Prevision.

Note that the Calculator may be turned into landscape mode, but the extended scientific functions are not supported.

Settings

The Settings menu allows you to configure all your Unifi devices and software integrations into third-party platforms.

Additionally, you may adjust program options such as Text to Speech, TOXIC Calculator, Background image, and check the status of your devices.

Pair Thumper

The Pair Thumper option allows you to pair a Thumper via Bluetooth to the Unifi App.

Thumper Options

The Thumper Options allows you to change Thumper parameters such as enabling/disabling the onboard LED, turn on/off the registered mode of operation, program the soft buttons on the Thumper and adjust the vibrate settings on the Thumper.

Configure devices

The Configure devices option allows you to register/unregister individual Unifi devices and also configure Second Sight (customize RFID tags).

iPhone/Apple Watch Options

The iPhone/Apple Watch Options allows you to enable/disable the iPhone vibrate settings, specify the “lifetime” of events in the status screen as well as turning notifications on/off and change the language of the App.

Text to Speech

The Text to Speech option allows you to turn Text to Speech on/off, select the accent for Text to Speech as well as select which events to announce.

Search

The Search option allows you to select which search service provider you will utilize as well as specify trigger words to pair the Unifi App to the Search Provider.

TOXIC Calculator

The TOXIC Calculator allows you to configure custom graphics for the TOXIC Calculator as well as setting the predefined configurations.

Integrations

The Integrations allows you to configure the third-party integrations into the CUPP, Inject, PMR, Prevision and the UTP.

Device Status

The Device Status screen displays a list of Registered and Unregistered Unifi devices and also shows the battery level of all Unifi devices.

Background Image

The background image allows you to specify the background image for the notification service in Unifi.

In-App Purchases

The In-App Purchases option allows you to purchase optional modules within the Unifi App, including CUPP, Inject, PMR, Prevision, Search, TOXIC Calculator, and UTP.

Thumper

Overview

The Thumper is a miniature receiver that decodes signals from Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Color Sense, Pen Sense, Magneto, and Second Sight.

The Thumper measures 2½” x 1¾” x ¼” (62x44x7mm), weighing less than one ounce (22 grams) and is intended to be placed in the performers pocket.

The Thumper provides the following features:

The Thumper decodes signals from the Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Color Sense, Pen Sense, and Magneto and transmits these signals to the Unifi App on the iPhone.

The Thumper vibrates to communicate the status of the Unifi devices to the performer.

The Thumper has four programmable buttons (you specify what function you would like each button to perform).

The Thumper is USB chargeable and has an operational time of 24 hours.

LED DESCRIPTION
Green The Green LED indicates that the Thumper has received a signal from an Unifi device. It will flash each time it gets a message from a Unifi device.
Blue The Blue LED indicates that the Thumper is paired with the Unifi App.
If the Blue LED is off, then this indicates that the Thumper is not paired with the Unifi App.
Red The Red LED indicates that the Thumper is being charged.
The Red LED will turn off once the Thumper has been fully charged.

 

To turn the Thumper on, slide the white switch on the top of the Thumper from the 0 (Off) to the 1 (On) position. You will see the Red LED flash once, followed by two short vibrate sequences to confirm that the Thumper has powered up.

The Thumper will automatically pair with the Unifi App if it has previously been paired with the Thumper.

If the Thumper is operating in registered mode, the Green LED will still flash to acknowledge the receipt of a Unifi event, however, if the device is not registered then the Thumper will discard the notification.

Vibrate Signal Overview

The Thumper will vibrate to indicate the status of your Unifi devices.

The Unifi devices detect a myriad of information about themselves, such as their orientation, the presence of a magnetic field, movement detection, and they are also are aware “what” devices they are.

To keep the vibrate sequences manageable, Unifi has adopted the following vibrate sequences (regardless of whether the notification has been triggered from a change in orientation, movement or magnetic field).

PRODUCT VIBRATE SEQUENCE
Dice 1 .
2 ..
3 ...
4 ....
5 .....
6 ......
Dominoes Pips Up .
Pips Down ..
Poker Chips Red .
Orange ..
Yellow ...
Green ....
Blue .....
Pen Sense Red .
Orange ..
Yellow ...
Green ....
Blue .....
Color Sense Red .
Orange ..
Yellow ...
Green ....
Blue .....
Magneto North polarity .
South polarity ..
Playing Cards Suits
Clubs .
Hearts ..
Spades ...
Diamonds ....

Values
Ace .
Two ..
Three ...
Four ....
Five -
Six -.
Seven -..
Eight -...
Nine -....
Ten --
Jack --.
Queen --..
King --...
Power Low Power -

The default times are 200ms for a short vibrate, 600ms for a long vibrate with a 200ms pause between the vibrate signals. There is a 1000ms gap between successive vibrate sequences.

You may program custom vibrate sequences for Second Sight.

If the Thumper detects a low battery on any Unifi device (or the Thumper has a low battery), the Thumper will generate a single long vibrate sequence.

You can utilize the Unifi App or Notifier to determine which Unifi device generated the lower battery notification.

When using the Thumper with Second Sight, the Thumper utilizes Roman Numerals to vibrate results, where a short vibrate signal indicates a value of one and a long vibrate sequence represents a value of five.

For example, if the Thumper is communicating the number six, this would be one long vibrate (five), followed by a short vibrate (one).

This allows information to be relayed to the performer more quickly than having a single vibrate sequence. For example, a six is vibrated with one long vibrate, followed by a short vibrate. Without the Roman Numeral encoding format, it would be required to vibrate six times, which would take longer to communicate with the performer.

Pair Thumper

The Thumper communicates to the Unifi App via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), in the same manner as a wireless keyboard or mouse connects to your PC.

Once the Thumper has powered up, it will begin to receive signals from the Unifi devices (The Thumper doesn’t need to be paired with the Unifi App for the Thumper to receive messages).

After the Thumper has powered up, it will display its name in the “Unpaired Thumpers” section of the Unifi App. By default, the Thumper is named “THUMPER,” although this can be changed in the Thumper Settings menu.

Tapping on the Unpaired Thumper will display a prompt, “Are you sure you want to connect?” Once you have accepted the connection, you will receive an audio confirmation of the Thumper being connected and the Blue LED will turn on.

You only need to pair the Thumper once with the Unifi App. After the Thumper has been paired once, it will automatically pair with the Unifi App in the future (or if it disconnects because you walk out of range, it will automatically re-connect).

Note that only one Thumper is permitted to be connected at one time with the Unifi App.

Once a Thumper has been paired with the Unifi App, the Thumper may only be disconnected through the Unifi App.

If you cycle the power on your Thumper, it will provision itself to be available to be paired with your Unifi App (but not that the Thumper will automatically re-connect to any Unifi App previously paired with it, if in range.

Thumper Options

Thumper Settings

The majority of the Thumper settings are configured automatically within the device, so you do not generally need to change the configuration. However, there are several features that you can adjust.

Description

You can rename your Thumper from the default name of “Thumper” to any name that you would prefer. This allows you to uniquely identify your Thumper, in case you have multiple Thumpers or are working in an environment with numerous performers using Unifi close to you.

Enable Status LED

By default, the Thumper has three LED’s: Red for power, Blue for Bluetooth and Green to indicate communications with Unifi devices.

All this is great if the Thumper is in your pocket as it makes it very easy to check that everything is functioning as you prepare for your gig. But the last thing you want is LED’s flashing through your business shirt. So, we have an option for that: If you turn the “Enable Status LED” to the off position, then the LED’s on the Thumper will remain off.

Registered Mode

One of the unique features in Unifi is to operate in “registered” or “unregistered” mode. If you want your Thumper to ONLY respond to your devices, then run the system in “registered” mode.

If you would like for your Thumper to respond to ANY Unifi device, then run the system in “unregistered” mode.

Every Unifi device contains an Electronic Serial Number (ESN); this allows individual devices to be registered with your Thumper.

This is particularly useful if you are performing at a venue with multiple performers using Unifi, to prevent “cross-talk” between devices.

If you run the system in “Registered Mode,” you will need to register all your devices before the Thumper and Unifi App will respond to them.

Note that if you are running in “Registered Mode” and would like to add a new device, then you will need to change to “Unregistered Mode,” register the device and then switch back to registered mode.

If you share an Unifi device with a friend (or have a backup system), then you can both register the device on your Unifi App.

Button Configurations

The Thumper includes four user-programmable buttons (meaning that you may specify what functions you would like each button to perform).

To assign a particular function, either touch the button label or tap the image of the button on the Thumper.

Each button is assigned to one of the following options:

None

If you select “None,” no action is taken when this button is pressed.

Depending upon your performance, you may wish to reassign or disable buttons on the Thumper in case you accidentally press these buttons during a performance.

For example, in one show, you may wish to use Second Sight and RFID to “load” the prediction into the Thermal Printer. In a second show, you may intend to “load” the prediction using a different method (for example the TOXIC calculator). In this situation, it would be good practice to disable the “Send to CUPP” button on the Thumper.

Play Audio

The play audio button will resume the playback of audio messages from the Unifi App to the speaker / Bluetooth earpiece.

Pause Audio

The Pause audio button will mute the Unifi App from playing audio messages.

By default, the Unifi App will play audio messages for each event as they occur. During your performance, you may wish to pause the audio (e.g., as you are handing out a Dice, you may not want to receive audio messages as the Dice are being handed out to audience members).

Repeat Audio

If you missed the last audio message, you could press the “Repeat Audio” button to replay the previous audio message.

Vibrate iPhone

If you press the “Vibrate iPhone” button, then this will cause the iPhone to vibrate once. This is intended for an assistant to be able to communicate to the performer discreetly.

Clear all predictions

As you “load” predictions into Unifi, these reveals are queued up, before sending the completed revelation to the third-party system.

The “Clear All Predictions” will delete the predictions and start over. For example, you may be utilizing RFID to load a prediction into CUPP or Prevision and halfway through the loading process, a spectator requests to change their mind. In this situation, you clear all predictions and start the process again.

Send to Prevision

Prevision supports up to three different “revelations” in the CGI video generation.

You will need to configure the Automated Prevision Control first, to use this feature.

Depending upon the application, the process of “building up” a prediction might be somewhat involved. For example, if you wanted to allow the spectator to select Lotto Numbers and wanted to send this to both the CUPP and Prevision, then you would “load” each lotto number into both the CUPP and Prevision.

 

Send to CUPP

The CUPP integration has been designed to allow the results of Dice rolls and RFID tags to be sent to the CUPP for printing on thermal paper.

You will need to configure the Automated CUPP Control first, to use this feature.

If you are running the CUPP integration in “Lotto” mode, then you will specify the number of two-digit Lotto Numbers required for a Lotto ticket. For example, some countries have six Lotto Numbers, whereas other locations may have seven Lotto Numbers.

You will need to define how many “events” make up a two-digit lotto number (this is either “one” or “two” events). As an example, if you are using Second Sight and RFID tags, it is likely that you will have just one “event” per number. If you have spectators rolling Dice to generate random Lotto numbers, then you may wish to have two Dice rolls to make up a single two-digit number.

 

Send to Inject

Unifi Supports the YouTube video presentation for Inject. To operate this feature, ensure that your spectator’s smartphone is on the www.googled.co/xxxx (with the xxxx representing your Inject User ID).

When you utilize Second Sight to scan an RFID playing card, then the scanned RFID playing card can be sent to your Inject account to display the Youtube video reveal.

Send to Search

The “Send to Search“ function enables nominated results to be forwarded to the Search Engine and then relayed to www.googłe.co web site (note the ł character in the URL).

For example, if you had an RFID tag programmed as “Tom Cruise” and sent this data to the Search, then the spectator’s phone would display the search results for “Tom Cruise.”

Send to UTP

The UTP integration has been designed to allow the results of Dice rolls, and RFID tags to be sent to the UTP to set the time on a wall clock remotely.

You will need to configure the Automated UTP Control first, to use this feature.

Power User Note

You can send the same result to multiple revelation platforms. For example, you can use Second Sight to obtain an RFID Read of a lotto number and then press “Send to CUPP,” followed by “Send to Prevision,” so that both reveal systems receive the same information.

Vibrate Settings

The Thumper has an integrated vibrator that discreetly communicates signals to the performer.

The Unifi devices transmit their signals multiple times, just in case there is interference that prevents the Thumper from receiving the message.

Every event is uniquely coded, which prevents duplicate signals from being processed by the Thumper.

Enable Vibrator

The Enable Vibrator option will enable or disable the onboard vibrator on the Thumper.

Even with the vibrator disabled, the Thumper will continue to process events from Unifi devices, but will not vibrate to indicate the result.

If you are utilizing the Unifi App or the Apple Watch to notify you as to the status of the events, then you may wish to disable the vibrator.

Number of Vibration Repeats

The Thumper may be programmed to repeat the vibrate sequences up to four additional times plus the original notification (i.e., a total of five vibrate sequences).

The Thumper will only vibrate the most recent event. For example, if the Dice has rolled a three and the number of repeats is four (at 15-second intervals), then this will take 60 seconds. If the Dice is rolled again within this time, then the latest result is vibrated, and the repeat sequence starts again.

Time Period between vibrates

The “Time Period between Vibrates” is the time between successive vibrate signals. The time period is the gap between one vibrate sequence finishing and the next (repeated) vibrate sequence commencing.

 
Vibrate Length

The “Vibrate Length” allows you to adjust the amount of time the Thumper will vibrate. The longer the vibrate sequence is, the easier it is to feel, but at the expense of speed.

The default times are 200ms for a short vibrate, 600ms for a long vibrate with a 200ms pause between the vibrate signals. There is a 1000ms gap between successive vibrate sequences.

Vibrate Strength

You can change the strength of the vibrate motor in the Thumper. The stronger the vibrate motor, the louder the vibrate motor is.

By default, the vibrate motor is set to the strongest vibrate sequence as the Thumper was developed to keep the noise levels to a minimum.

Wearing the Thumper

The Thumper is a highly sensitive receiver, designed to receive signals from the Unifi devices.

The Thumper has been tuned to maximize its reception characteristics; however, environmental factors influence its reception.

Generally speaking, you should expect to obtain 30 feet (10 meters) from the Dice, Domino, Second Sight, Pen Sense, and Magneto and 15 feet (5 meters) from the Poker Chips.

The human body comprises primarily of water (which absorbs radio signals) and the further the distance between the Thumper and the body, the better the reception.

The Thumper can be located in a whole host of positions, including:

  • In the front pants pocket.
  • In the top suit pocket (inside or outside pocket)
  • Around the performer’s ankle.
  • On an armband, around the bicep.
  • Between your stomach and your belt.

If you have the Thumper directly against your skin (for example, between your stomach and your belt), then the reception characteristics are significantly reduced as your body absorbs a substantial portion of the radio signals.

Configure devices

The configure devices option allows you to register, configure, and customize the Unifi devices.

If you are running Unifi in “Registered Mode” (so your Thumper only responds to Unifi devices registered to your Thumper), then you will need to register each of your transmitting devices.

The registration process for the Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Color Sense, Pen Sense, and Magneto is identical. You enter the menu option for the device that you wish to register and either turn the device on or take the device out of its carry case so that it turns on.

When a device powers up, it transmits a “Power Up” Message that includes its serial number, device type, and battery status to the Thumper.

If the device is not registered with your Thumper, then it will appear in the “Unregistered devices” section, and you will need to tap on the device to register it.

Custom Search URL

Every outcome for every device may have a custom URL associated with it, that enables you to push this URL to a spectator’s phone when using the Unifi Search function.

If you borrow a spectators phone and go to www.googłe.co/xxxx (with xxxx representing your unique, four-digit Unifi ID), then the URL can be pushed to this device when you press the “Send to Search” button on the Thumper.

For example, you could create a YouTube video of selecting a white dice, from a multitude of dice and then roll the number six. This URL could be assigned to the outcome of the white casino dice when rolling a six. This could be repeated for each dice color so that you demonstrate that you can predict both the color and the outcome of the dice roll.

A similar function also exists with the configuration of RFID tags, where you may assign a URL to each RFID tag – this could be a movie trailer, song, purchasing link on Amazon, holiday destinations, images of famous people, landmarks – virtually anything that you care to predict.

You could have a spectator select their favorite music and automatically re-direct their selection through an RFID Scan – or it could be an Unifi Dice hidden inside a gaffed object for music selections.

For example, the following URL will re-direct you to Queen’s Greatest Hits on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Platinum-Collection-Greatest-Hits-III/dp/B00006JIA4

Power User Note

If the Search URL has been left empty and you press the “Send to Search” function on the Thumper or the Apple Watch, then Unifi will automatically insert a Google search for the device name and result. For example, “White Dice, 6” or “Red Crayon” or “Princess Leia.”

If you do not insert a URL, the Unifi will automatically push a Google URL that contains a text description of the event, for example:

  • White Casino Dice 6.
  • White Domino 5/6 Up.
  • Bellagio, Red $2.00 Poker Chip Up.
  • Heads.
  • Tails.
  • Jack of Diamonds.
  • Princess Liea.

This feature enables you to send a nominated result to a spectator smartphone at the press of a button.

Poker Chips

By default, you do not need to register a Poker Chip with the Unifi platform as the Thumper and Unifi App are designed to report events from all Unifi devices.

If, however, you would like to operate the platform in registered mode, so that you only receive notifications from registered devices, then you will need to register each of your devices.

To register the Poker Chip with Unifi, take the Poker Chip out of its enclosure and it will automatically turn on. Alternatively, you may turn the Poker Chip on by applying and then removing a magnetic field. The Poker Chip will appear in the unregistered Poker Chips section, and you will need to tap on the unregistered device to register it.

Note that the full details of the Poker Chip are displayed in the format of custom description, color, denomination, and device type.

The Unifi App will also display the firmware version and the battery level for the Poker Chip.

Tapping on the device will take you into the customization mode for the Poker Chip, where you may assign a custom URL to each outcome.

To unregister the Poker Chip from your Unifi App, tap on the “Unregister Poker Chip” button at the base of the screen.

Dice

By default, you do not need to register Dice with the Unifi platform as the Thumper and Unifi App are designed to report events from all Unifi devices.

If however, you would like to operate the platform in registered mode – so that you only receive notifications from registered devices, then you will need to register each of your devices.

To register a Dice with Unifi, take the Dice out of its enclosure, and it will automatically turn on. Alternatively, you may turn the Dice on by applying and then removing a magnetic field. The Dice will appear in the unregistered Dice section, and you will need to tap on the unregistered device to register it.

Note that the full details of the Dice are displayed in the format of custom description, color, and device type.

The Unifi App will also display the firmware version and the battery level for the Dice.

Tapping on the device will take you into the customization mode for the Dice, where you may assign a custom URL to each outcome.

To unregister the Dice from your Unifi App, tap on the “Unregister Dice” button at the base of the screen.

Dominoes

By default, you do not need to register a Domino with the Unifi platform as the Thumper and Unifi App are designed to report events from all Unifi devices.

If however, you would like to operate the platform in registered mode, so that you only receive notifications from registered devices, then you will need to register each of your devices.

To register the Domino with Unifi, take the Domino out of its enclosure and it will automatically turn on. Alternatively, you may turn the Domino on by applying and then removing a magnetic field. The Domino will appear in the unregistered Dominoes section, and you will need to tap on the unregistered device to register it.

Note that the full details of the Domino are displayed in the format of custom description, color, denomination, and pip configuration.

The Unifi App will also display the firmware version and the battery level for the Domino.

Tapping on the device will take you into the customization mode for the Domino, where you may assign a custom URL to each outcome.

To unregister the Domino from your Unifi App, tap on the “Unregister Domino” button at the base of the screen.

Pen Sense

By default, you do not need to register a Pen with the Unifi platform as the Thumper and Unifi App are designed to report events from all Unifi devices.

If however, you would like to operate the platform in registered mode – so that you only receive notifications from registered devices, then you will need to register each of your devices.

To register a Pen with Unifi, take the Pen out of its enclosure and it will automatically turn on. Alternatively, you may turn the Pen on by applying and then removing a magnetic field. The Pen will appear in the unregistered Pens section, and you will need to tap on the unregistered device to register it.

Note that the full details of the Pen are displayed in the format of custom description and color.

The Unifi App will also display the firmware version and the battery level for the Pen.

Tapping on the device will take you into the customization mode for the Pen where you may assign a custom URL to each outcome.

To unregister the Pen from your Unifi App, tap on the “Unregister Pen” button at the base of the screen.

Color Sense

By default, you do not need to register Color Sense with the Unifi platform as the Thumper and Unifi App are designed to report events from all Unifi devices.

If however, you would like to operate the platform in registered mode, so that you only receive notifications from registered devices, then you will need to register each of your devices.

To register Color Sense with Unifi, open the rear of the Crayon Box and locate the white power switch and slide it to the on position. Color Sense will appear in the unregistered Color Sense section, and you will need to tap on the unregistered device to register it.

The Unifi App will also display the firmware version and the battery level for Color Sense.

Tapping on the device will take you into the customization mode for the Crayons, where you may assign a custom URL to each outcome.

To unregister Color Sense from your Unifi App, tap on the “Unregister Color Sense” button at the base of the screen.

Magneto

By default, you do not need to register Magneto with the Unifi platform as the Thumper and Unifi App are designed to report events from all Unifi devices.

If however, you would like to operate the platform in registered mode, so that you only receive notifications from registered devices, then you will need to register each of your devices.

To register Magneto with Unifi, slide the white power switch to the on position. Magneto will appear in the unregistered Magneto section and you will need to tap on the unregistered device to register it.

The Unifi App will also display the firmware version and the battery level for Magneto.

Tapping on the device will take you into the customization mode for Magneto, where you may assign a custom URL to each outcome.

To unregister Magneto from your Unifi App, tap on the “Unregister Magneto” button at the base of the screen.

Second Sight

Overview

Second Sight is the smallest and most sensitive RFID reader/writer available and can detect playing cards up to 110mm (4½ inches) away.

Second Sight comprises of an RFID Reader/Writer, ISM Band transmitter (to communicate with the Notifier and the Thumper) as well as Bluetooth for communications with the Unifi App.

Charging Second Sight

Remove Second Sight from the box and connect it to the charging cable found underneath the deck of cards. The cable can be inserted into any standard USB Port – a red light will appear when charging.

The battery will last up to six hours on a single charge, depending upon use.

When the battery is empty, Second Sight will emit a long vibrate signal and turn itself off.

When Turning Second Sight On

When Second Sight is off, either tap the On Button once or press and hold the On Button until Second Sight flashes the Blue LED twice and vibrates twice.

Turning Second Sight Off

When Second Sight in on, press and hold the On Button until Second Sight flashes the Blue LED and generates a single, long vibrate.

LED DESCRIPTION
Blue The Blue LED indicates that Second Sight is paired with the Unifi App.
The Blue LED will flash once after it has paired with the Unifi App.
Red The Red LED indicates that Second Sight is being charged.
The Red LED will turn off once Second Sight is fully charged.
Reading the Cards

To read the playing cards, turn on Second Sight and move it close to a card.

The best range will be found when the flat face of Second Sight is facing that flat side of the playing card. The reader can detect up to three playing cards, however the reading distance will reduce when reading multiple playing cards.

Vibrate Overview

Second Sight utilizes Roman Numerals to vibrate the value of the card, with the first vibrate sequence indicating the suit (in CHaSeD order) and the second vibrate sequence representing the value.

A short vibrate signal indicates a value of one, whereas a long vibrate sequence represents a value of five.

By default, the short vibrate sequences last for 200ms and the long vibrate sequences last for 600ms. A one-second gap separates successive vibrate sequences.

Suits

CHaSeD is an acronym for Clubs, Hearts, Spades, and Diamonds as follows:

SUIT VIBRATE PATTERN
Clubs .
Hearts ..
Spades ...
Diamonds ....

 

NUMBERS VIBRATE PATTERN
Ace .
2 ..
3 ...
4 ....
5 -
6 -.
7 -..
8 -...
9 -....
10 --
Jack --.
Queen --..
King --...
Second Sight Menu

The Second Sight menu comprises of four options: Pair Second Sight, Second Sight Options, Read RFID tags and Write RFID tags.

For Second Sight to communicate with the Unifi App, it first must be paired with your iPhone.

Even when Second Sight is not paired with your iPhone, Second Sight can communicate with the Notifier and the Thumper, but the advanced programming options are only available through the Unifi App.

Pair Second Sight

To pair Second Sight with the Unifi App, select the “Pair Second Sight” menu option, and turn on Second Sight.

After a few seconds, Second Sight will appear in the Unpaired Second Sight list. To pair Second Sight with the Unifi App, tap on the Second Sight that you would like to pair.

Once you have initially paired Second Sight with the Unifi App, it will automatically reconnect each time it turns on.

In the paired Second Sight list, you will see the firmware version of Second Sight as well as its battery level.

Note that only one Second Sight unit may be paired with the Unifi App at a time.

Second Sight can communicate with the iPhone up to a maximum of 30 feet (10 meters), but typically, we recommend keeping Second Sight within 15 Feet (5 meters) of your iPhone.

When Second Sight pairs with your iPhone, the Unifi App will download its configuration to Second Sight.

To unpair, a Second Sight from the Unifi App, tap on the paired Second Sight and confirm that you would like to unpair this unit.

Second Sight Options

Within the Second Sight options, there is the Settings menu (to customize the name of Second Sight and turn options on or off) and also vibrate settings to adjust the strength and timing of the vibrate sequences.

Second Sight Settings
Description

Second Sight has a user-configurable name, displayed during the pairing process. The majority of the time, you will leave this in the default setting of “Sight,” but if you are working in an environment where other Second Sight users are working, it may be advantageous to customize the name of your device.

Enable Unifi

In addition to Bluetooth, Second Sight also incorporates an ISM Band transmitter, that enables it to broadcast signals to the Thumper and Notifier, as well as other devices on the same frequency.

If you do not wish to use Notifier or have the vibrate sequences appear on your Thumper, then it is preferable to disable the Unifi output, as this will reduce the power consumption and extend battery life.

Enable PMR

Additionally, legacy devices such as the PMR are supported by Second Sight, allowing you to transmit signals to third-party Thumpers. If you are not using third-party Thumpers, then it is best to disable this option to extend the battery life.

Second Sight will emulate the roman numeral vibrate pattern on third-party Thumpers, transmitting a combination of short and long vibrate signals to indicate the card value and suit.

Vibrate Settings

Second Sight incorporates an onboard vibrator that will indicate the suit and value of a playing card or play a custom vibrate sequence.

Enable Vibrator

This option enables or disables the onboard vibrator.

Depending upon your presentation style and configuration, you may wish to turn off the vibrator. For example, if Second Sight is mounted inside a wooden box or underneath a close-up mat, then it is preferable to disable the vibrator.

Second Sight can transmit information to the Thumper, which will vibrate the appropriate signals.

Number of Vibration Repeats

This is the number of (additional) times that Second Sight will repeat the vibrate sequences. This can be useful if you are using Second Sight in vibrate only mode and you would like a confirmation of the vibrate sequence. By default, this is set to “No Repeats.”

Time Period between vibrates

This is the time between successive repeats. For example, you could configure Second Sight to provide you with two repeats, separated with an interval of ten seconds between the vibrate sequences.

Vibrate Length

The “Vibrate Length” adjusts the length of the vibration sequence for a short and a long vibrate. By default, a short vibrate is 200ms, and a long vibrate sequence is 600ms.

Vibrate Strength

The “Vibrate Strength” adjusts the strength of the onboard vibrate motor. The weaker the vibrator is, the quieter the vibrator is, and the opposite is also true, the stronger the vibrator is, the louder the vibrator is. By default, the vibrator is set to maximum strength.

Vibrate Delay

The “Vibrate Delay” is the delay between obtaining an RFID Scan and the commencement of the vibrate sequence.

This is beneficial in an environment where you are concerned that the spectator could inadvertently feel the vibrate motor. For example, if you have a spectator holding a card between their hands and in the process of scanning the card, the vibrator is triggered. If you add a vibrate delay, you can obtain the RFID scan, but delay the vibrator from activating.

Read RFID Tags

The Read RFID tags display every RFID tag that Second Sight has read and shows the assigned graphics.

You may tap on an RFID tag to customize it, erase the RFID tag, or clear the list by tapping in the top right.

Second Sight stores essential information on the RFID tag itself, including the description, playing card suit and value (if used) and also the custom vibrate sequence. Additionally, every RFID tag is assigned a unique Electronic Serial Number (ESN).

The Unifi App, stores additional information about each RFID tag, including the image, CUPP and UTP values and the Search URL. This data is used to communicate with third-party prediction systems and display images on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

Write RFID tags

The Write RFID tags feature enables you to create custom RFID gaffs.

In the following example, we are going to create a custom gaff for “Princess Leia” as well as configuring a couple of RFID gaffs for a lotto and time prediction.

Description

The description field is used to assign a name to the RFID tag (up to 18 characters). The description may be used for a range of applications: drinks, movie tickets, famous people, Poker Chips, the sides of a cardboard Dice – virtually anything that can fit an RFID tag.

The description is stored in the RFID tag, in addition to being stored in the Unifi App.

As the RFID tag stores the description, Second Sight can transmit this description to Notifier. This enables you to use the Unfi App to create custom gaffed objects and then have them function with Notifier.

The description is also used for “Text-to-Speech” announcements and with the third-party platforms such as Prevision.

Numeric Value

The numeric value is a special field, designed for the RFID Playing Cards and has valid ranges Ace through to King.

Suit

The suit is a special field, designed for RFID Playing Cards and has valid ranges of Clubs, Hearts, Spades, and Diamonds.

CUPP

The CUPP field is the numerical value to send to the CUPP Printer. The Unifi App has been designed to operate in the “Lotto Mode” of operation and does not support other modes of operation.

As an example of the CUPP field, you could have an RFID gaffed photo of Lotto Numbers or RFID gaffed “Ping Pong” balls with numbers printed on them.

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Each time you perform a RFID Scan on the object and press the “Send to CUPP” on either the Thumper or the Apple Watch, then this result is loaded into the CUPP.

Once you have loaded the required number of lotto results for the prediction, this is sent to the CUPP for printing.

UTP

The UTP field in the numerical value to be sent to the UTP Clock. As time consists of hours and minutes, you will need to configure the UTP interface to indicate the number of digits that you would like to send to the UTP.

For example, the digits “1,2,3,4” could represent 12:34 pm or these digits could represent 1:23 pm (with the four discarded).

If the UTP has been configured for one event for the hour and two events for the minute, then the scans of 1,2,3 would be interpreted as 1 for the hour and 23 for the minute.

If the UTP is configured for one event for the hour and one event for the minute, then the scans of 1,2,3 would be interpreted as 1 for the hour and 2 for the minute (with the three disregarded).

 
Vibration Customization

Second Sight supports custom vibrate sequences and permits two custom vibrate sequences per RFID tag.

The vibrate sequences are played one after another, with a one-second gap between each sequence.

The vibrate sequences must be below 15.

NUMBERS VIBRATE PATTERN
1 .
2 ..
3 ...
4 ....
5 -
6 -.
7 -..
8 -...
9 -....
10 --
11 --.
12 --..
13 --...
14 --....
15 ---

Typically, the first vibrate sequence is an “index,” and the second vibrate sequence is the “value.” For example, you could configure the following:

NUMBERS FIRST VIBRATE
1 Back to the Future
2 Wall Street
3 The Matrix
4 Star Wars
5 ET

The second vibrate sequence could be configured as follows:

NUMBERS FIRST VIBRATE
1 Luke Skywalker
2 Han Sole
3 Princess Leia
4 Darth Vader
5 Yoda

In this situation, I generally order my two lists in the sequence of my favorite movies, followed by an ordered list of who are the main characters.

A vibrate sequence of …. (four short vibrate signals), followed by a _ (one long vibrate signal) would indicate Star Wars and Yoda.

Search URL

The Search URL is the URL that will be “pushed” to your Search landing page.

Unifi supports two landing pages www.googłe.co and www.googłe.org.

Refer to the Search section in this manual for additional information on how to customize and manage the search landing pages.

All commercial web sites, such as Google, Amazon, Baidu, eBay, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Netflix, et al. have Web API calls that enable you to pass various parameters.

This provides a high degree of flexibility for the revelation process, as the URL may contain any web site address.

Amazon.com Bohemian Rhapsody CD:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bohemian+rhapsody+cd

Google Image search for Princess Leia:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Princess+Leia&tbm=isch

These can also be direct links to images, videos, or music on your web site.

Please find following some ideas of URL’s that could be used for the revelation.

A song revelation, with the RFID tag embedded into the CD Cover.

A movie revelation, with the RFID tag embedded into movie posters or inside movie tickets.

The easiest method to obtain the URL is to perform a search on Google and then copy and paste the resulting URL into the Unifi configuration.

Note: It is essential to include the full URL with the description, inclusive of the http:// or https:// parameters.

Image Customization

The image customization function allows you to assign a custom graphic to an RFID tag, directly from your iPhone.

You can assign an image from your photo library or your camera on your iPhone.

To assign a custom image to an RFID tag, tap on the camera icon.

After you have attached an image to the RFID tags, a thumbnail of the graphic is displayed in the Status screen, as well as on the Apple Watch.

Deck Programming

Second Sight incorporates two programming modes, to allow you to easily program a sequence of numeric codes or a full deck of playing cards.

Numeric Programming

The Numeric Programming mode enables you to quickly program RFID tags with the numbers one through to ninety-nine, in order.

To activate the numeric programming mode, ensure that Second Sight is off and then press and hold the On Button until you see the Blue LED flash slowly.

Card Programming

The Card Programming mode enables you to quickly program a full set of RFID Playing Cards in order.

The programming order is:

  • Ace through to King of Clubs.
  • Ace through to King of Hearts.
  • Ace through to King of Spades.
  • Ace through to King of Diamonds.

After you have programmed all 52 playing cards, Second Sight will automatically turn off.

Tech Talk

Second Sight uses a high-end multi-format, multi-protocol RFID Reader / Writer that supports the following formats:

  • ISO 14443A
  • ISO 14443B
  • JIS X 6319-4
  • ISO 15693
  • ICODE EPC
  • ISO 18000-3

Our RFID Playing Cards are ISO 14443A as are our RFID tags.

While you are free to use any RFID tags with Second Sight, Illuminati Magic will only support RFID tags that have been verified to be working with Second Sight - but all of the above formats are possible with future plans under development.

Each tag stores the 18-character ASCII Text Description, the custom vibrates sequences as well as the Card Suit and Value (if they are playing cards). This allows programming of RFID objects to be configured and work with other Unfi platforms.

For example, if a third-party developed wooden ESP chip, then they could be programmed with the ASCII Text for each symbol (Circle, Square, Wave, Star, and Cross) and a custom vibrate sequence.

This allows third parties to configure their products and they will work "out of the box" without any configuration required by the performer (unless you want to assign a custom graphic or send the RFID to a third-party reveal system).

Notifier

Overview

The Notifier is an optional display module for your Unifi devices. Notifier does not connect to the Unifi App and is a stand alone product, that may be used in conjunction with, or in lieu, of the Unifi App.

Notifier integrates electronic Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Pens, Crayons, Magnetic field detectors, & RFID/NFC systems into a single unified platform and displays the results from all the devices.

When multiple events are received from the same device types, then Notifier will split the screen to display the results.

Please refer to the user manual that came with Notifier. An abridged user guide has been included here.

Note that Notifier may only receive notifications from Unifi Devices and legacy ISM Band Systems – it cannot display results from the iOS Integrations into Inject or results from the TOXIC Calcualtor.

USB Charger

Notifier is USB Charged (the USB Port is located on the left-hand side of Notifier).

The Notifier will operate for up to 24 hours continuously (or up to three months in standby mode).

Button Controls
BUTTON FUNCTION
Long Press Left Button Reduces the brightness of the display.
Long Press Right Button Increases the brightness of the display.
Both Left and Right Buttons Enters the System Status mode.
System Status

To enter the System Status mode, press both the left and right buttons simultaneously for two seconds.

The System Status mode will display a list of all the Unifi devices that are powered up and nearby.

The left button will scroll through all the connected devices, whereas the right button will scroll through the device name, battery level, firmware version, and the serial number of each device.

Firmware Upgrade Mode

To enter the firmware upgrade mode, press both the left and right buttons simultaneously for ten seconds.

iPhone/Apple Watch Options

The iPhone Options Screen manages the onboard notifications on the iPhone as well are setting the language.

Vibrate (iPhone)

The vibrate function enables/disables the haptic vibration motor on the iPhone to emulate the Thumper vibrate patterns.

Allow Notifications

The Unifi App supports Apple notifications – alerts that appear even when the App is not running in the foreground.

By default, Allow Notifications is set to On, so that you will continue to receive notifications, regardless of your current activity. If you would like to disable Notifications, set the Allow Notifications to Off.

Notifications are disabled when you are in the TOXIC Calculator.

 
Lifetime of status notifications

The lifetime of status notifications specifies how long an event is displayed in the Status Screen on the iPhone and the Apple Watch.

By default, the Unifi App will keep notifications for the past 30 minutes, but this can be reduced down to a minimum of 30 seconds if you prefer.

Language

The Unifi App supports, English (US), English (UK), French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.

Additional languages are available upon request.

Vibrate (Apple Watch)

The Apple Watch may also be used as a Thumper and will emulate the vibration sequences of the Thumper as much as possible.

Text to Speech

Unifi supports “Text to Speech,” that enables Unifi events to be announced via a Bluetooth earpiece (or via the iPhone Speaker if you would prefer).

If your Bluetooth earpiece becomes disconnected during performance, then Unifi will automatically disable the “Text to Speech” function, to ensure that your iPhone does not begin playing audible notifications through the onboard speaker.

Unifi Supports three accents in the Text to Speech: English (USA), English (Australian) and English (British).

The Thumper and Apple Watch operate as a remote control, to enable you to play, pause, and repeat audio messages.

For additional detail on these functions, refer to the Thumper button configurations below:

Events to Announce
Device Events

You can enable or disable notifications for Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Color Sense, Pen Sense, Magneto, Second Sight, TOXIC Calculator, Search, and Inject.

Examples of these device events include:

  • Bellagio, Blue $100 Poker Chip, Up.
  • White Dice, 1.
  • White Domino 5 6 Up.
  • Color in Hat, Red Pen.
  • Blue Crayon.
  • Heads.
  • Ace of Spades.
  • Lotto Numbers 12, 17, 37, 43, 53, 56.
  • 26th November 1970, 48 Years old, Sagittarius, Jacksonville, Florida.
Status Events

Status Events includes device events such as a low battery, device charging, device powering up, and device powering down notifications.

  • Dice, powering up, 95% charged.
  • Green Pen Sense, Low Battery.
  • Second Sight, Low Battery
System Events

System Events includes confirmation of events sent to third parties, such as:

  • Sent to Prevision.
  • Sent to Inject.
  • Sent to CUPP.
  • Sent to UTP.
  • Predictions Cleared.
  • Thumper Connected.
  • Thumper Disconnected.

Search

Overview

The Search feature enables a myriad of revelations to be performed using a spectator’s smartphone. This technique operates by mimicking the appearance of a popular web site (called the “landing page”) and then pushing a URL to this landing page.

Once the spectator's smartphone is on your landing page, it is a simple case of pushing URL’s to this landing page. Every outcome of every device may have a custom URL associated with it, which enables you to send this URL to a spectator’s phone when using the Search feature.

This may sound a little daunting, but it allows you to redirect the spectator's browser to any web site that you like, based upon the outcome of an RFID Scan from Second Sight, the roll of a Dice, the selection of a Poker Chip or in fact, any Unifi device.

For example, you could have a spectator select their favorite music and automatically redirect their selection through an RFID Scan – or it could be an Unifi Dice hidden inside a gaffed object for music selections.

Likewise, you may assign a URL to each RFID tag – this could be a movie trailer, a song, a purchasing link on Amazon, a holiday destination, images of famous people, landmarks – virtually anything that you care to predict.

These can also be direct links to images, videos, or music on your web site.

Please find following some ideas of URL’s that could be used for the revelation.

  • A song revelation, with the RFID tag embedded into the CD Cover.
  • A movie revelation, with the RFID tag embedded into movie posters or inside movie tickets.
  • li>A product overview video at a tradeshow based upon the spectator rolling the Dice.

If you borrow a spectators phone and go to www.googłe.co/xxxx (with xxxx representing your unique, four-digit Unifi ID), then the URL can be pushed to this device when you press the “Send to Search” button on the Thumper.

To comply with copyright regulations, Unifi has default graphics for the Search, that can be replaced with your preferred graphics.

Navigating to the landing page

There is a special technique to navigate to the www.googłe.co and www.googłe.org web sites. If you look carefully, you will note that the l is a ł (an l with a stroke), which is a letter from the West Slavic counties. To access this character on an iOS device, you press and hold the l key and then slide your finger to the top left to select the character.

Your thumb hides the entire process if you position the spectator to your right-hand side.

There are two techniques to navigate to your dedicated landing page:

Navigating directly to search

You can navigate straight to your landing page at www.googłe.co/xxxx or www.googłe.org/xxxx, with the xxxx representing your unique Unifi user id. The advantage of this technique is that you borrow the spectator's smartphone and type in the address of the landing page and then you can hand the phone back to the spectator. This disadvantage is that while you can allow the spectator to see you begin typing the www.googłe.co address, you will need to hide the entry of your four-digit code.

In the example below, the dedicated landing page is located at www.googłe.co/1171.

You can choose between your preferred domain name or at www.googłe.co or www.googłe.org.

Navigating indirectly to search

A second method is to browse to www.googłe.co or www.googłe.org and then search for one of your four keywords, which in turn will display the search result, but re-direct you to the dedicated landing page.

This technique allows you to navigate to the landing page undetected through a discreet “pairing” process.

Typically, the keyword is a term that is unique to you, such as your name – obviously, the search terms need to be unique for all users, so you may need to try various keywords to see which are available.

Pushing results to search

Every outcome for every device may have a custom URL associated with it that enables you to push this URL to a spectator’s smartphone when using the Search function.

All commercial web sites, such as Google, Amazon, Baidu, eBay, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Netflix, et al. have Web API calls that enable you to set various parameters. For example, if you wanted Amazon.com to display the Bohemian Rhapsody CD, then the URL would be https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bohemian+rhapsody+cd, or if you preferred to show the Google image result for Princess Leia, then the URL would be https://www.google.com/search?q=Princess+Leia&tbm=isch.

This provides a high degree of flexibility for the revelation process, as the URL may contain any web site address along with any parameters.

In the example below, we are configuring the side one of the Dice to be directed to www.Dice.com/1.mov (a fictitious web site).

Configuring your search server

To configure your search server, navigate to www.googłe.co/login or www.googłe.org/login and entering your Unifi login credentials.

Once you have successfully logged into the search server, you may upload custom graphics onto your site.

TOXIC Calculator

What is TOXIC?

The original TOXIC method has its origins in mathematics. Essentially, the mathematical equation allowed any number to be “forced” onto a spectator when the equals (=) key was pressed. This was achieved by entering the force number and then by adding zero multiplied by another mathematical equation (the spectator entered the mathematical equation). As zero multiplied by anything, is always zero, then the result was the original forced number.

For example, if you entered 488862222 + (0 x (123 + 32 – 53) ), then the result is 488862222 as the equation 0 x (123 + 32 – 53) is still zero. This method worked exceptionally well and allowed the performer to utilize a borrowed cellphone to force a selected number.

The TOXIC Calculator is the most advanced magician's calculator available. In addition to being able to force a number, it also provides a method to obtain information for pre-show work discreetly and furthermore, have this information automatically sent to third-party revelation systems such as CUPP, UTP, and Prevision.

Over the passage of several decades, there has been numerous magician calculators developed and varying methods of TOXIC equations, a full list of credits is available here.

As a spectator enters numbers into the calculator, Unifi can obtain information about the spectator.

The TOXIC Calculator provides the following functions:

Allows a predefined result to be forced upon the spectator. For example, the force number could be your cellphone number, todays time and date, Lotto numbers or any result that you would like, regardless of the mathematical equation, the result will always be your forced result.

You can discreetly obtain information about the spectator such as their birthday, age, star sign, and the suburb/city that they reside.

Data entered into the TOXIC Calculator may be automatically sent to a myriad of third-party devices, such as thermal printers, wireless clocks, watches, and CGI video effects.

For example, if you asked for the spectator to create a random number by typing in their month of birth, multiplied by their day of birth, multiplied by the year, and, finally by their ZIP code, then most would agree that is would be a random number. As an example: November 26th ‘70 with a ZIP Code of 90210 (Beverly Hills) would yield 1,806,004,200 (representing the result of 11 x 26 x 70 x 90210). With the Unifi Calculator, the result could be forced to 1800 123 456 – you could then have the spectator call this “random” number and develop a presentation around this theme.

As we now have their date of birth as well as their ZIP code, we can determine their date of birth, age, zodiac sign, suburb, and state in which they live.

FIELD NOTES
Day Used to determine birthday, zodiac sign and age.
Month Used to determine birthday, zodiac sign and age.
2 Digit Year Used to determine birthday, zodiac sign and age.
4 Digit Year Used to determine birthday, zodiac sign and age.
ZIP Code USA Used to determine which suburb is associated with the USA ZIP Code.
Post Code AU Used to determine which suburb is associated with the Australian Post Code.
Hour Used to set the hour on time-based predictions.
Minute Used to set the minute on time-based predictions.
Lotto Numbers Lotto Numbers are sorted from lowest to highest.
Powerball The Powerball is placed at the end of the Lotto predictions.

TOXIC Settings

Within the TOXIC Calculator menu, there are two options, the TOXIC Calculator Settings, where you assign your custom graphic to the calculator and the second option of the Predefined Configurations.

TOXIC Calculator Settings

The TOXIC Calculator Settings enables you to upload custom graphics for your calculator.

Due to copyright regulations, we are not able to supply Calculator Graphics that look similar to Apple’s inbuilt calculator; however, you can upload custom calculator graphics or take screenshots of your preferred calculator application.

You can find an assortment of calculator graphics at https://illuminati-magic.com/calculator-graphics/

To save a calculator graphic, long press on the image and use the “Save Image” function to save the image into your photo library.

The foreign calculator enables European formatted numbers (using a decimal point to separate thousands rather than a comma character).

Predefined Configurations

Unifi allows for up to nine different preset TOXIC Configurations to be defined, to enable you to switch between pre-defined configurations quickly.

You may assign any description you like to each configuration as they are for reference only.

To select one of the predefined configurations, press and hold one of the numeric keys after you have activated the TOXIC Calculator. A preview of the mode is displayed for two seconds to remind you of the configuration. A vertical bar character separates each field.

In the example below, we have a force number of “0488862222,” and the required field entry is the day, month, two-digit year followed by a USA Zip Code. There is a total of four fields (as indicated by the last digit of 4).

The spectator can use any combination of the divide, multiply, minus or addition keys to separate the field entry. However, most performers utilize the multiply function as this is the hardest to reverse engineer by the spectators.

A spectator may input additional or fewer fields. However, if they input fewer fields, certain information will not be obtainable (and therefore could impact the automated revelations). For example, if you were presenting a Lotto Ticket prediction that required six digits and the spectator entered five digits and presses the equals key, then the last digit of the Lotto Ticket would be zero.

As soon as the equals key is pressed, the Unifi App sends the obtained information to the third-party integrations such as a Thermal printer, Wireless clock, or Prevision.

Note that the Calculator may be turned into landscape mode, but the extended scientific functions are not supported.

TOXIC Configuration

The TOXIC Configuration allows you to create up to six fields to derive information about a spectator. The spectator may enter additional numbers after the original six fields, but only the first six fields are displayed in the peak function.

Description

The Description is an English description of the TOXIC force, for quick reference. This allows you to add a description to make it easier for you to remember which effect you will use. For example, you might find that you use the same force numbers for different routines and have different data fields and peek items set.

Force Number

The Force Number is the result that is displayed by the calculator, regardless of the mathematical equation. Typically, the force number is determined through pre-show work, or it is a predetermined number that forms part of the routine (for example, the spectator’s birthday or phone number).

If the force number field is left empty, then the result will be the mathematical result of the calculation.

Additionally, you can post-pend the force number with a time or time and date combination – if the force number is empty, then the force numbers becomes the time/date reference.

The time adjustment allows you to adjust the time so that it is up to ten minutes in the future. For example, let's say you are closing your show at approximately 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 30th, 2019, and the current time is 7:57 pm. If we set the post pend number to be +7 minutes into the future, then the result of the mathematical calculation will be 2004301119 (20:04 30/11/19).

You ask the spectator to generate a random number by entered selected information (e.g., birthday, zip code, etc.) and this yields a result of 2004301119, which is written on the whiteboard, stating that you will come back to that number shortly. We know that the time is set for seven minutes into the future, so we have seven minutes to finish up the routine.

After you have utilized the obtained TOXIC information for a revelation (timing this so that it takes seven minutes), you turn around to the whiteboard and insert the colon and forward slash characters, to reveal 20:04 30/11/19 – the exact time and date.

Spectators Name

The Spectator Name is utilized to remind you of the name of the spectator that you are performing for (just in case you get confused between gigs!), displayed on both the iPhone and the Apple Watch.

Additionally, the Spectator Name may be sent to Prevision for video rendering.

Send Results to Third Party

The TOXIC Calculator can automatically send selected data fields to third-party revelation systems, such as CUPP, UTP, and Prevision. To automate this process, there are special fields for the CUPP and UTP, as follows:

FIELD NOTES
Hour Used to set the hour on time-based predictions.
Minute Used to set the minute on time-based predictions.
Lotto Numbers Lotto Numbers are sorted from lowest to highest.
Powerball The Powerball is placed at the end of the lotto predictions.

With Prevision, which provides a more sophisticated revelation system, you can select which fields to send to Prevision.

Fields

The TOXIC Calculator has eighteen predefined fields:

  • Not used.
  • Day.
  • Month.
  • 2 Digit Year.
  • 4 Digit Year.
  • PIN.
  • ZIP Code (USA).
  • Post-Code (AU).
  • Home Phone Number.
  • Cell Phone Number.
  • Hour.
  • Minute.
  • Age.
  • House Number.
  • Lotto Numbers (2 Digits).
  • Powerball (2 Digits).
  • Social Security Number.
  • SSN (Last 4 Digits).

Several specialized fields enable the Unifi App to calculate additional information.

  • The day, month, and year fields enable Unifi to calculate the age, zodiac sign, and birthday of the spectator.
  • The ZIP Code (USA) and Post Code (AU) enables Unifi to calculate the city and state of the spectator.
  • The hour and minute fields are used to calculate the time field and also to send this information to the UTP.
  • The Lotto numbers and Powerball are sorted so that the Lotto Numbers are sorted from lowest to highest, with the Powerball placed on the end of the Lotto Numbers.

Configuration Examples

The TOXIC Calculator is exceptionally flexible, allowing you to assign different fields to different output systems.

CUPP Example

The following example has been designed to demonstrate a Lotto prediction using the CUPP, with five Lotto Numbers being entered into the Calculator, followed by the Powerball.

The Lotto Numbers may be entered in any sequence, as the numbers sent to the CUPP are sorted from the lowest to the highest. In this example, we are showing the Lotto numbers ordered from lowest to highest; however, the Lotto numbers are displayed on the Unifi App and on the Apple Watch in the order that they were entered, to enable the performer to identify which spectator typed in which Lotto number.

The configuration below has been set up for the first five fields to represent Lotto numbers and the last field (field six) as the Powerball. As one presentation example, you could ask for five spectators to come up on stage, with the VIP spectator selecting the Powerball. Each spectator could either choose their favorite Lotto number or be asked to think of their favorite number between one and sixty. Each spectator, in turn, enters their selected number, multiplying the result of each equation until the Powerball is entered.

Once the Powerball has been entered, and the equals key is pressed, the Lotto Ticket is instantly printed out and handed to a spectator for “safekeeping.” Another spectator is asked to read out the result from the TOXIC Calculator. Once the result is read out, the first revelation is that matches today’s time and date revelation.

The finale occurs when the spectator is who holding the Lotto Ticket reads out the Lotto numbers, which matches the selected / thought of number for each of the five spectators.

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The Lotto numbers appear on the Apple Watch, enabling the performer to obtain a peek of each of the Lotto numbers. The Lotto numbers are displayed in the order that the numbers have been entered, allowing the performer to identify which spectator entered which number.

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UTP Example

The following example has been designed to demonstrate a time-based prediction using the UTP.

In the following example, there are two specialized fields; the hour and minute fields. The hour and minute fields send the calculator input to time-based prediction devices such as the UTP. You can mix and match additional fields in the configuration as only the hour and minute are sent through to the UTP.

As one presentation example, you would ask the spectator to think of a time that has a special meaning to them and ask them to enter in the hour and multiply by the minute. You then explain that you would like to generate a random number and ask another spectator if they have a $100 bill on them and then add the value of the serial number the result. You confirm that this number is indeed random and that there is no way that you could have pre-arranged the result – you ask for the first spectator to announce the result, which you write on the whiteboard (which is a forced phone number of another audience member that you obtained during pre-show). You ask a spectator to call the number on the whiteboard – which calls a spectator’s cellphone by “coincidence.”

The finale occurs when you open a sealed box, containing a clock, which you hand to a spectator (discreetly removing the UTP) and then ask the first spectator to announce the time that holds a special meaning to them. The time matches and a miracle performed!

In an alternative presentation, we have set the force number to the current time, date, month, and two-digit year and set this to be two minutes into the future.

The current time is 6:12 pm on the 19th May 2019, so the result will be 1814191519 (i.e., 18:14 on 19/15/19). Typically, the number is written on a whiteboard as a single long number, and then as the finale, the performer inserts the colon and forward slash to create the time and date format on the whiteboard.

By adding the colon and forward slash characters, coupled with the time displacement, we make a compelling prediction.

After this revelation, we then have a grand finale, where the magician opens a sealed box containing a clock and the time on the clock matches the spectators time (in this case 6:18).

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In this example, the performer would also know the serial number of the bill and a second prediction event could be created using CUPP to print the serial number onto another bill!

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Prevision Example

Prevision is a Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) animation effect designed by Next Level Effects (www.nextleveleffects.com), developed by René Nijman. This enables the performer to overlay text and graphics onto a pre-recorded video (similar to Hollywood style “Greenscreen” effects) in virtually real-time.

The TOXIC Calculator in Unifi enables a whole host of information to be formatted and sent to Prevision. Every field entered into the TOXIC Calculator may be formatted as an input into Prevision, with specific fields be able to derive additional information.

Several examples include:

  • The day, month, and year can be “merged” to form a birth date and formatted. If the spectator entered 26 for the day, 11 for the month, followed by 1970 for the year, then Unifi could format this to be “11/26/70” or the “26th November 1970.” Additionally, Unifi can calculate the person's age and format this to the number 47 or the text equivalent of “Forty-Seven.”
  • The ZIP Code and Post Code can look up an internal database of suburbs, cities, and states. For example, the ZIP Code of 32223 relates to Jacksonville, Florida. When the spectator types in 32223, Unifi identifies the location of the ZIP code and sends the City and State to Prevision. With Australian based postcodes, the postcode format identifies the suburb in addition to the city and state. Australian postcodes share a postcode with several suburbs, so only an approximate suburb may be determined but typically these are adjacent suburbs.
  • Phone numbers entered in the format of 9047042808 are formatted to the USA, Australian or British formats. For example, the number 9047042808 in USA Phone Format is (904) 704-2808.
  • Numeric Values may be converted to their English text equivalents. For example, 187 can be converted to “One hundred and eighty-seven.”
  • Lotto numbers and Powerball numbers are sorted from lowest to highest and additionally formatted with space characters between them. For example; if a spectator enters 26 x 43 x 12 x 9 x 16 and then multiplies the result by 44 (as the Powerball number), then the following text is sent to Prevision, “09 12 16 26 43 44”.

All these layers of formatting are designed to add layers of deception to the presentation, making it virtually impossible for the spectator to reverse engineer the method.

In the example below, we have identified a spectator called “Nathan” and intend to ask Nathan to create a random number by multiplying his day, month, year of birth, and ZIP Code together.

Once we have the spectators name, date of birth, and ZIP code, there is a whole host of information that we can determine. For example, the date of birth reveals the person's age, as well as their zodiac sign and the ZIP Code, can identify the city and state.

The TOXIC Calculator allows up to three revelations to be sent to Prevision. You can specify which information to send by tapping on the reveal field. It is important to note that you need to ensure that the information to be sent to Prevision is able to be calculated through the fields being entered.

For example, if you intend to reveal the spectator's star sign, then you will require the day and month to be entered into the calculator. If you want to reveal which city and state the spectator resides in, then a ZIP code or a postcode is required.

Each of the fields may be formatted for numeric or alphanumeric formats or a variety of different phone formats depending on which country you are presenting in.

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If the above example, where we have the day, month, two-digit year, and ZIP Code entered, we can determine the age, star sign, city, and state, which is displayed both on the Unifi App and the Apple Watch.

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In-App Purchases

The core Unifi App is provided free of charge to all Unifi users.

There are several In-App purchases available for integration into the third-party revelation systems or the more sophisticated features provided by the Unifi platform.

Device Status

The devices Screen displays a list of registered and unregistered devices.

The battery level of each device is indicated in the chart below. As a rule of thumb, you should charge your device once it displays low power.

When the Unifi devices reach the level of empty, it will power down to protect the battery and is required to be fully charged within six months.

If LiPo batteries become fully discharged, then the battery becomes permanently damaged and will no longer charge.

Therefore, it is essential that you fully charge your Unifi device at least once, every six months. If you leave your equipment on the shelf for greater than six months without charging your devices, you run the risk of the unit needing to be returned to Illuminati Magic for repair/replacement.

When fully charged, batteries will last up to 18 months before becoming discharged.

BATTERY VIBRATE SEQUENCE
Fully Charged
Low Power
Critical
Empty

Profile

The profile page allows you to enter in details about yourself, along with your contact information.

Logout

You can log out of Unifi by tapping the Logout menu. Once you have logged out of Unifi, you will no longer receive notifications from your Unifi devices.

Apple Watch

Introduction

The Unifi Apple Watch extension turns your Apple Watch into a sophisticated peak platform as well as a remote control for your Unifi devices.

Status

The Status Screen displays a large format list of events generated from your Unifi devices. Each event takes up the entire screen, and you can scroll through the prior events.

History

The History Screen provides a consolidated list of events generated from your Unifi devices, so that you may quickly see a list of Unifi events.

Devices

The Devices screen displays a list of Unifi devices connected to the Unifi App, along with their battery levels.

Help

The help menu option displays this online help system.

Recommended settings

There are several settings available on your Apple Watch to adjust user preferences.

We recommend the following configuration for Unifi.

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Force Touch

The Force Touch feature (pressing hard on the Apple Watch Display), allows you to direct specific results to various reveal systems.

To activate the force touch, press down firmly on your Apple Watch.

The four soft buttons replicate the buttons on the Thumper.

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The configuration options for the buttons are as follow:

  • None
  • Play Audio
  • Pause Audio
  • Repeat Audio
  • Vibrate iPhone
  • Clear all predictions
  • Send to Prevision
  • Send to CUPP
  • Send to Inject
  • Send to UTP

 

Refer to the full description of the button configuration on the Thumper.

To exit from the Force Touch mode, without making a selection, tap on the Apple Watch crown.

Status

The Status Screen displays a large format list of events generated from your Unifi devices. Each event takes up the entire screen, and you can scroll through the historical events, by swiping up and down. Events from Dice, Dominoes, Poker Chips, Magneto, Pen Sense, Second Sight, TOXIC Calculator and Search are all displayed in the Status Screen.

The screen will display an icon of the device, indicating the device type and configuration, so that you can visually see the result.

Underneath the icon, additional information is displayed including the orientation of the device and any custom programming, along with how long ago this event occurred.

The device description includes information that is not possible to communicate through the icon in isolation.

For example, if a Poker Chip is programmed with the casino name of “Bellagio,” then the device description will the name of the programmed device.

Pressing the “Clear” button in Status Screen on the Unifi App on the iPhone will clear down all the current events on both the iPhone and Apple Watch.

All events have an “expiry time,” so that after the nominated time, events are removed from the status screen.

You can adjust this expiry time in the iPhone/Apple Watch Options.

There are several user screens that are displayed, based upon the event, and the easiest method is to provide some examples of each option.

Example 1

Second Sight has performed an RFID Scan of the Four of Clubs, and this event occurred 42 seconds ago.

If you assigned a custom image to this RFID tag, then the custom image would be displayed on the Apple Watch.

Example 2

A Domino with a pip configuration of three and six pips has been moved, changed orientation, or detected the presence of a magnetic field.

The Domino is facing upwards (top), and this event occurred 3 minutes 29 seconds ago.

Example 3

A red Poker Chip, with a denomination of $2.00 has been moved, changed orientation, or detected the presence of a magnetic field.

The Poker Chip is facing upwards (Top), and this event occurred 3 minutes 39 seconds ago.

Additionally, this Poker Chip is programmed with a custom name “Nongame.”

Example 4

A white casino dice has been moved, changed orientation, or detected the presence of a magnetic field.

If the dice is a different color or a different type (e.g., ESP Symbols, Color Cube, Rubiks Cube, etc.), then this graphic would also change.

The dice is displaying a four, and this event occurred within the past 10 seconds.

Example 5

Using the Search functionality provided by Inject, the spectator has searched for the term “Hawaii,” and this event occurred within the past 10 seconds.

Example 6

The TOXIC Calculator has been used on a spectator called “Trudi” with the force number of “94735620” (or if no number is forced, then this is the actual mathematical result).

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When you tap on the calculator icon, you drill down to see all additional information available from the TOXIC calculations.

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Example 6

The TOXIC Calculator has been configured for Lotto Numbers, and the Apple Watch is displaying each of the Lotto Numbers in the sequence that they were entered.

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History

The History screen provides a consolidated list of events generated from your Unifi devices, so that you may quickly see a list of all previous Unifi events. The top line (in white) represents the result (for example orientation and color), and the bottom line (in green) represents the device description (for instance Bellagio Red $2.00 Poker Chip, Pen Sense, etc.).

The time field on the far right indicates how long ago this event occurred.

You may Force Touch any of the results to send the result to a third-party integration such as CUPP, UTP, Prevision or Inject.

Devices

The Devices screen displays a list of registered and unregistered devices that have been connected to the Unifi platform. The battery level of each device is indicated in the chart below. As a rule of thumb, you should charge your device once it displays low power.

When the Unifi devices reach the level of empty, they will power down to protect the battery and are required to be charged within six months.

BATTERY VIBRATE SEQUENCE
Fully Charged
Low Power
Critical
Empty

 

Acknowledgments

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the body of work in electronic mentalism that serves as the foundation for the industry.

Some of the first electronic mentalism products that I am aware of were designed by Mr. Tony Anverdi (Anthony DeVries), who released the “Mental Die” ca. 1977 almost half a century ago.

As far as I can determine, this was the first product that presented in the form factor of a dice that incorporated a radio transmitter. No doubt that gamblers in the ’60s and ’70s had similar products – but I can’t track down the history as they didn’t publish this in any detail.

Since this time, there has been many innovators in the Industry: Cassini, Wiseman, Mason, Labco (Soren Harbo), Tim Wisseman, Jolyon Jenkins, Jam Magic, Leyser, MagikData (Fabrice Delaure) Promystic (Craig Filicetti), Dody Magic (Marc Antoine), Cesaral Magic (Cesar Alonso), Hekate, Taylor Imagineering (Chris Taylor), Eclipse Electronics, Master Miracles (Juergen Kretschmer), Steve Skindell, Sean Taylor and Hugo Shelley who all made considerable contributions to the world of electronic mentalism.

There have been dozens of additional innovators – some well-known, others less well known, but all have contributed to the development of the industry.

The objective in developing Unifi was to advance the field of mentalism, a goal that I trust will be achieved this year. Rich feature sets such as Bluetooth Audio announcements, deep integration into third-party platforms such as Prevision, Thermal Printers and Inject, and an unprecedented level of configurability allows effects never seen before to be created.

Pictured is the first Anverdi Cube
from the 1970s!

I also wanted to credit fellow magician and inventor, Mr. Sean Taylor who released the original RFID Rhine Sense back in 2005, some fourteen years ago!

In addition to the field of electronic mentalism, there have been numerous implementations of TOXIC and dedicated Magic Calculators, from such innovators as Bob King, Ciper (ellusionist), David Altman, Force Calculator (Petro Gurido), iThump (Ian Pidgeon), John Cornelius, Magic Calc (Art Vanderlay), Magic Calc (Miguel Berenguer), Magic Calculator (Cesaral Magic), Magic Calculator (Paul Daniels), My Calculator (Romain Ehrhard, Mathieu Bich), Nic Einhorn, Non-TOXIC (Geraint Clarke), Richard Busch, Richard Osterlind and TOXICCO (Shawn Farquhar).

Thank you

There is a multitude of people that I would like to thank for their incredible support and contributions over the Unifi project, including:

  • Aamit Chourey.
  • Arjun Dedaniya.
  • Andrew Gill.
  • Brijesh Kamani.
  • Charlie Dent.
  • Charlie Waymark.
  • Chetan Panchal.
  • Christian Schenk.
  • Clinton Cambridge.
  • David Groves.
  • Deon Davis.
  • Eduardo Aguirre.
  • Himal Martin.
  • Indu Girish.
  • Joe Jurneke.
  • Justin Lewis.
  • Jismal Jamal.
  • Nipam Bhavsar.
  • Pramod Krishnan.
  • Remya Jose.
  • Rene Nijman.
  • Reto Truninger.
  • Roman Alexander.
  • Smitha Antony.
  • Sreeja G.
  • Vince Haines.
  • Vishal Mistry.

I would also like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Andrew Gill, who has contributed many hours of support, consultation, and magic ideas into the project.

Most importantly of all, I would like to thank my wife Trudi and my two wonderful boys, Ethan and Lachlan, for all the weeks and months of support to bring this project to life.

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